Dr. Ingrid Haas is Associate Professor of Political Science and Resident Faculty in the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Haas is interested in understanding the expression of political attitudes and beliefs, and how that expression is influenced by contextual factors such as emotion and identity. She conducts interdisciplinary research on political behavior using theory and methods from political psychology, social psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Her specific areas of expertise include attitudes, social cognition, emotion, prejudice, social identity, experimental design, survey design, and functional MRI (fMRI). Dr. Haas directs the Political Attitudes and Cognition (PAC) Lab and serves as Faculty Coordinator of the Political Science Experimental Participant Pool (PSEPP). She teaches courses on political psychology, American politics, and quantitative/experimental research methods. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from The Ohio State University and B.A. in psychology and political science from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
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- Neta, M., & Haas, I. J. (Eds.). (2019). Emotion in the Mind and Body (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Vol. 66). New York, NY: Springer.
- Cunningham, W. A., Johnsen, I. R., & Waggoner, A. S. (2011). Orbitofrontal cortex provides cross-modal valuation of self-generated stimuli. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6(3), 286-293.
- Cunningham, W. A., Van Bavel, J. J., & Johnsen, I. R. (2008). Affective flexibility: Evaluative processing goals shape amygdala activity. Psychological Science, 19(2), 152-160.
- Haas, I. J. (2016). The impact of uncertainty, threat, and political identity on support for political compromise. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38(3), 137-152.
- Haas, I. J., Baker, M. N., & Gonzalez, F. J. (2017). Who can deviate from the party line? Political ideology moderates neural responses to incongruent policy positions in insula and anterior cingulate cortex. Social Justice Research.
- Haas, I. J., & Cunningham, W. A. (2014). The uncertainty paradox: Perceived threat moderates the effect of uncertainty on political tolerance. Political Psychology, 35(2), 291-302. doi: 10.1111/pops.12035
- Haas, I. J., Jones, C. R., & Fazio, R. H. (2019). Social identity and the use of ideological categorization in political evaluation. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7(1), 335-353.
- Polusny, M. A., Ries, B. J., Schultz, J. R., Calhoun, P., Clemensen, L., & Johnsen, I. R. (2008). PTSD symptom clusters associated with physical health and health care utilization in rural primary care patients exposed to natural disaster. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(1), 75-82.
- Skinner, A. L., & Haas, I. J. (2016). Perceived threat associated with police officers and Black men predicts support for policing policy reform. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1057.
- Van Bavel, J. J., Packer, D. J., Haas, I. J., & Cunningham, W. A. (2012). The importance of moral construal: Moral versus non-moral construal elicits faster, more extreme, universal evaluations of the same actions. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e48693.
- Cunningham, W. A., Haas, I. J., & Jahn, A. (2011). Attitudes. In J. Decety & J. T. Cacioppo (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience (pp. 212-226). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Haas, I. J. (2018, 2016). Political psychology. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Haas, I. J. (2016). Political neuroscience. In J. R. Absher & J. Cloutier (Eds.), Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character: Traits and Mental States in the Brain (pp. 355-370). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
- Haas, I. J., & Schneider, S. P. (2017). Mass political behavior. In F. Moghaddam (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (pp. 470-472). SAGE Publications.
- Haas, I. J., Warren, C., & Lauf, S. L. (in press). Political neuroscience: Understanding how the brain makes political decisions. In D. Redlawsk (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Decision Making. Oxford University Press.
- Neta, M., & Haas, I. J. (2019). Movere: Characterizing the role of emotion and motivation in shaping human behavior. In M. Neta & I. J. Haas (Eds.), Emotion in the Mind and Body (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Vol. 66). New York, NY: Springer.
- Emotion and Politics (POLS 350)
- Introduction to Biology, Psychology, and Politics (POLS 150)
- Power and Politics in America (POLS 100)
- Psychology of Political Attitudes (POLS 950)
- Research in Political Psychology (POLS 450)
Ingrid J. Haas
Department of Political Science
531 Oldfather Hall
University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
United States of America
- Phone: (402) 472-2343